People in Politics December 19, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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It’s lawsuit time again. Three progressive advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit that claims North Carolina is not properly administering federal law when it comes to giving North Carolinians an opportunity to register to vote. The suit joins the pile of legal actions in the works in the wake of North Carolina’s changes to election law. In this week’s edition of “From the Trail,” host Donna Martinez gets the details of the suit from Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson, who says the new allegations could have legs as the state heads into the 2016 election season. The two also discuss Democrat Roy Cooper’s big endorsement from the state’s teacher union in his race to unseat Gov. Pat McCrory. The endorsement from the NCAE comes as the organization is once again under the legislative spotlight. The Lt. Governor’s race is getting crowded, as is the U.S. Senate race. Martinez and Henderson take a look at the group of Democrats vying for the party’s nomination to take on Republican incumbent Dan Forest, and at the field seeking to oust Republican Sen. Richard Burr. Then Martinez talks with Democratic pollster Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling. The group’s latest polling data shows Gov. Pat McCrory up by two over main Democratic rival Roy Cooper. Jensen says the data shows the race continues to be very tight with McCrory having the slight edge. Jensen also delves into new numbers on the presidential race as Republican Donald Trump continues to dominate the GOP field, but with a clear top tier having emerged.
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